Re: Side-heads in Word?

Subject: Re: Side-heads in Word?
From: Doc <dlettvin -at- attbi -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 2002 09:53:15 -0400

I know, because I have it here, that the Info Mapping template is

Although you might be able to cobble something together using text
boxes, I think your best bet is to define a two column table for each
text block.

| | |
| Heading | Info Map block |
| | |
| | |
| | |

| | |
| Heading | Info Map block |
| | |
| | |
| | |

This will reduce the problems you get with multi page tables.

A simplistic method of dealing with this is to create a template
document with the various block formats you use. Make it a read-only
so you don't inadvertently edit them. Then copy and paste as needed to
the working document.

Good luck
South Hamilton, MA

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because of lines
we neatly drew
and later neatly
stumbled over.
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On Thu, 11 Jul 2002 17:42:14 -0400, sue_helton -at- bankone -dot- com wrote:
>My current documentation template is in Frame. I use Frame's side-head
>feature to place captions in the left margin (information mapping style).
>I need to create a similar template in MS Word. Previously, I have had to
>use invisible tables in order to imitate the look I am able to do in Frame.
>I don't want to use tables this time around. It created a lot of headaches
>that I want to avoid. So I'm hoping that Word 2000 has a side-head

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